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facing president obama in his second term put together by the world affairs council. it's like starting at 90 in eastern here on c-span2. and over on c-span3, political analysts and consultants. that's live from the bipartisan policy center at 90 in eastern on c-span3. >> if there's a mandate in yesterday's results, it's a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we all face as a nation. my message today is not one of confrontation, but one of conviction. in the weeks and months ahead we face a series of tremendous challenges and great opportunity. >> american people want us to work together. republicans want us to work together. democrats want us to work together. they want a balanced approach to everything but especially the situation that we have dealing with the huge deficit and taxes are part of that. >> the newly elected congress trucks work in january but the current congress still has work to do through the end of the year in what is to refer to as a lame-duck session. work as expected on the impending fiscal cliff, including the expi
real limiting. when you look at barack obama's first meeting with angela merkel in london when the global economy was on fire is interesting. she laid down the gauntlet. we are not going to play by your rules. we are not going to spend like you are telling us to do. it has been interesting as a superpower to look at all limits we have even influencing a nation like germany. and yet brussels i asked to you think america has the same growth we once had that could influence the international system? i would love to see how you see the challenges ahead in at geostrategic context? >> i think a strong economy is critical to u.s. national security, strong military. in this post financial crisis era, economics and finance are every bit as important as traditional diplomatic and military levels of policy. using the word throw away, a measure of how much nuclear megatonnage could be delivered, i think we have moved from an era where the measure of the nation's strength or vulnerability to an era where sovereign interest rates were a measure of strength or vulnerability so the move from t
year, growth will shot up in 83. so obama policy must be worse than reagan's. centiseconds longer time. a different kind of recession. when there's a credit crunch comes when it's hard to get a credit, the financial sector up and running again, traditionally those take a longer time to get out of. the great depression, for example, took years to get out of, but fdr came in with unemployment at 25%. by the first of his first year it was more like 17. people said hey, that's better than we were. let's keep it going in this direction. and what we have with recovery act is a bottom-up response from primitive we need government to do something. this is not been shut country and shut down our throats. do that the private sector's not going to do it. because they're being battered by this credit crunch, by the collapse of the banks. the public sector major entity of last resort come to step in and prevent everything from going worse. so now at a place where we're not freefalling, but we are still not where we could be and should be. there's lots of things that we need to do to be in a better
everything that we hold dear. a win for obama, she was writing this on tuesday, will mean a continuation and they were saying of the cultural and legislative trends we have witnessed in the last few years. i'm curious to hear what you think about that. [inaudible] politics trump gender and sexual orientation. darlene's response was actually more proactive and away. it has also been put in conversation with what we think this has to do with the election and gender and sexual politics are kind of in this larger context. >> i think it does. one of the things that is interesting about the president, coming out the freedom to marry or what seemed like the vice president accidentally coming out in a way. [laughter] but what's really to your point, while these things are very important and i think that they have a clear role in places like maryland where the marriage referendums on the ballot. the timing was the backlash about what i care about. and that happened early to get the, you know, what is going to happen when my one-man or support of lgt whites come out, how will this i
our viewers on c-span as well. it's been almost exactly four years since president obama's a famously extended his hand of friendship and hope the iranians would unclench their fists. yet today after a few rounds of diplomacy, plenty more sanctions and centrifuge, there are plenty of clinched this on both sides and very little talk about friendship. there's been an attempt at diplomacy but political constraints on both sides have been difficult to advance an old habits are difficult to break. obama's one of the lowest in 2009 was quickly closed by the human rights abuses in the iran following the fraudulent elections. as well as a growing pressure from congress as will some u.s. allies in the region against diplomacy. focus shifted to sanctions and tehran responded by further expanding its nuclear program leaving both sides worse off today than they were a few years ago. in the meantime, sanctions have held iranian middle class for the impoverished population while the regime's repression and human rights abuses have continued to intensify and its nuclear program has continued to expa
of this, all the ads we sat through, that we are back with president obama, a house that has barely changed to seize and the senate that is based by the same composition. we kind of ended up right back where we started. so i think that leverage, you've got to give more edge to the president just because he got reelected. and second, the bush tax cuts are due to expire. that's the big leverage. they are going away. and if you want to keep them you've got to do something. you can't get to an agreement. they're going to go with the so i think that gives the president and its. look, i don't know how the fiscal cliff mess is going to point out. if i had to guess, i think they'll sort of used duct tape and chicken wire and kleenex to kind of get through the next 10 weeks. i hope they can get it. grand bargain between thanksgiving and christmas shopping. but i don't think it's accordance the president mentioned tax reform last night. and very curious to hear what congressman gephardt has to say about that, having been so intimately involved in the 1986 reform. so i think where we're headin
. with representatives from the administrations of george h. w. bush through the current administration of barack obama, our guest speakers today offer their expertise and experience as a look back on the use of service and look forward to the future of u.s.-asia relations. wish to offer my gratitude to georgetown's asian studies program, our school of foreign service, and the korea economic institute who have partnered to bring together some of our countries most respected minds on foreign policy and asia. we are deeply grateful to doctor victor cha a professor in government and asian studies and director of asian studies here in georgetown. carol lancaster, our dean of the school of foreign service, and doctor abraham kim, the interim president of the korea economic institute, for making this event possible. were also aren't up with is representative of the department of education, and we thank the department for its recognition of our asian studies program title vi, national resources center for east asia. it's fitting we gather today for this conversation just days before the presidential election.
speech. i think that's a good thing. we've had today obama's victory, the 95th anniversary of the october revolution, the great socialist day, and you've touched and the historical events. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: well, i don't really want to cover revolution to cause such enthusiasm in the aisles. well, i mentioned it because you, like me, experience the winds of change in 1989. and one of the consequences was a system where there was social freedoms, individual freedoms, something that those two things couldn't work together for anything for a time to announce a policy been adopted, the city greece and other countries in the periphery of europe, a policy of austerity that forces people into poverty, it forces them to lose their jobs, smes are getting. they don't have any future, and they're not going to succeed. austerity kills. some of my members from my group have got that message across to you before this mean. and i would refer you to the social rights and committee of the council, the council of your. it suggested a number of measures on a member and where they in
's the most them important kind of legacy. i do think that as far as president obama is concerned that he really has an opportunity going forward to do more public diplomacy. but for reasons that i said, number one, is cost effective, and number two, it is, it fits the technology of the time, much better, frankly, and any of the other assets that can be deployed to reach, to reach the national interest. so i think, i think if he were to elevate the importance of public diplomacy, and you can do that dramatically three organizations are in a different way, say we're going to take a billion dollars out of military budget, give it to public diplomacy, well, that would create a kind of change that would produce i think an important legacy. >> i think, you know, if i were to look at it, probably along the lines that jim has described it, you sort of have an understanding and acceptance that the world has changed. that we will not be able, we will not be able to move our foreign policy goals and objectives forward without having a better relationship, better understanding, engagement with peopl
insight into your thinking have opined that in the last four years obama "at canada." "lost cananade." da." >what is the state of the relationship? >> i disagree. i said it is an important relationship as canadians with the united states. one of the best thing this country has it is neighborhood. i was talking to prime minister netanyahu. [indiscernible] we have the united states on one side. it is the best neighbor you can have. we are fortunate it is the responsibility of canada to have as good a relationship we can while protecting our relationship with the u.s. with president obama, we are embarking on an unprecedented exercise an effort at further integration and selling of the border. this is important for both countries. i not agreebama and i on everything. these countries a share so many in common -- an economy and larger value system. we share security needs and we share security threats. when you have a relationship that close, it cannot help but be good. it has been good. i look for to four more years of working with president obama. >> you just returned from asia. you seem dea
a feeling, dr. hamburg, you are being picked on because you're part of the obama administration, and republicans have been picking on obama for four years. and usually their mantra goes jobs, destroying regulation, let industry police itself, we don't want government involved. now they are saying we want more government involvement. and i think they are right. with one appropriate government involvement to stop these things from happening. so, you would think that our obligation would be to figure out, he had the authority? i respect that chairman greatly but i've never understood him to be a great legal scholar. seems to be there's some ambiguity. if there's an ambiguity it's our job to clear it up. you think there's an ambiguity because the law we drafted in 1997 said one thing and the court came in and said something else. you don't know what you can add, what do you can't act. if want to make you act in the future, other than just to beat you up do not i can, we got to make sure you have all of the authority appropriate to act. courts have thrown out part of that 1997 law. t
neighbor and we need help today. i want to thank president obama for the disaster declaration for maryland. that allows fema to be available for public assistance. we have a request for individual disaster assistance for the individuals who are impacted. that proposal is pending. i will be working to make sure individuals have been impacted by the storm, have a strong partner from the federal government as we can possibly have. i think it is going to be highly likely we will have to have supplemental emergency appropriation bill. that is not in this committee but i do point out we have to make sure resources are available and congress will shortly be adjourning and i hope we will pay attention to that during this session of congress to make sure the federal agencies have the resources they need to be able to deal with the consequences of hurricane sandy. from this committee's point of view we need to look at the environmental impact. there have been numerous oil spills having an impact on our environment. we had major problems on our shorelines and we need to take a look at shoreline resto
of honor then the president of the united states. you received the medal of honor by president obama. what did he say to you when you were presented with it? >> that is a difficult question. i do not remember that so much. that he was proud of me and that the country was proud of me. one thing for me that that it, it is not for me. i've never been in a gunfight or battle alone. i've never been asked to do anything alone. we have always done it together. it is not about the individual. it is about the team and the person to the left and right of you. that at the white house thing with the president was something very special. to see my buddies that i fought alongside with receiving the accolades was something very special that validated what we were doing and that people did appreciate what was going on in the small pockets of the mountains in afghanistan. he told me he was proud of us. >> we have a very important election coming up in a few days. a few questions about the democratic process. i like to know your thoughts on the democratic process here in america. some people have to live un
with a rally for mitt romney in virginia just north of richmond. and also on c-span president obama's campaign rally at the university of colorado in boulder. that's live at 9 p.m. eastern. [cheers and applause] >> okay. let's get the album by grace coolidge that documents the coolidge family during their white house years and before. part of the coolidge family papers. we have one box that's just photographs and then several boxes of other documents. photographs are heavy. and the album should be in the back of the box here. here it is. unfortunately, it's on black acidic paper. that's not much we can do about that because we don't want to change the artifact nature of the album itself. and it's starting to crack, some of these pages are separating. this is a photograph of calvin coolidge the day before he became president. he was in plymouth, vermont, visiting his father, doing some chores. this is a press photograph, so he did have the press along with him. they took one photograph of him here with his suit jacket on and then another one of him without the suit jacket on. >> more from the v
president obama after hurricane sandy to the dismay of some in his own party who saw his reality based actions and undermining the g.o.p. candidate. these days steve schmidt is at one of the largest political firms. since running the mccain campaign in 2008 he has been on campaigns around the world. and you saw him during the 2012 u.s. campaign. he was campaign manager for the landslide reelection of california governor in 2006. before that a top political advice sor in the white house of george w. bush. he attended the university of delaware from 1988 to 1993. david plouffe crossed paths in schmidt in the late 1980's. he completed his political seasons degree and finned two years ago. he has completed two presidential bids. he was appointed as a senior advice sor to the president in the white house in 2011. he attended is the marks high school before serving in a wide viret of state and national political campaigns. i'm going to ask the two speakers this evening to speak and i had to decide who is going to go first and i decided to use a standard that anyone this this audience could m
do about any of what he promised to do so let's look at the three obama promises. the first promise was in his first term when he said he will find a solution for the palestinian-israeli issue, and, unfortunately, we know what happened over the four years. that has not been that. it's an unfulfilled promise at best. some see it as a failed promise. the second promise the president of the united states had, unprecedented as it is, when he said the united states would never allow iran to be a nuclear power. now, this is unprecedented whether right or wrong, but it's something that was done not only during the elections, but a statement made by the president more than once, and i think it was in connection of promises made also to the israeli prime minister. how, will president obama fulfill the promise? wiggle out of it? absolutely implement it whether it's militarily or through containment policy, and what are they doing from my point of view, one of the reasons or a fascinating part about the gaza operation is that, a, they are giving hamas a lead in creating the new dynamics or dic
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